While more active "yang" styles of yoga target the muscles, yin targets and affects the connective tissues, which include our fascia, ligaments, joints, cartilage, and bones. This makes yin yoga a great complement to more vigorous practices like vinyasa. You can expect yin classes to be slow-paced with long holds—sometimes more than five minutes to enable you to explore sensation and to better get to know your body, allowing you to figure out how "deeply" to go (or not go) in each pose.
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